Taking it to game two, Ottawa’s Alex Bradley holds on to his Canadian Nationals hopes, as he faces off one last time against Montréal’s Andrej Gomizelj. The grand finals pits Alex’s nosy Valencia, an extra-tall deck flush with Blackmails and Anarch tricks, against Andrej’s streamlined, very jammy, very rushy, Engineering The Future. A single victory is all either contender needs, to take home the title of Canadian National Champion.
With an exceptionally strong competitive Netrunner scene, Ottawa is finally graced with their very own Regional event! A mid-point between Toronto and Montréal, the capital attracts contenders from all across the north-east. After five rounds of Swiss, and an exciting top eight, two friends are left at the final table: Ottawa’s Alex Bradley and his tag punishment SYNC, against Dien Tran and his no-nonsense Valencia. Will Alex be able to tag out the nosy Anarch, or will Dien be able to blackmail his way to a second game?
After a decisive victory at the final table, lower bracket’s Josh Wilson pushes the series on to a second grand final game, as he now prepares for an attack on the servers of meta-mate and friend Eric Caoili’s rushing Pālanā Foods. A repeat of an earlier match-up in the top eight, in which Eric triumphed in knocking Josh down to the lower bracket, serves to give both players a sense of foreboding familiarity and an understanding of what must be done. Which of these two chummy Ohioans will prevail, and snatch the title of 2016 U.S. National Champion?
After an exciting top 8 double elimination tournament at the U.S. Nationals at Origins Game Fair, only two players are left sitting, now at the final table. These two friends from Ohio, upper bracket’s Eric Caoili, piloting his Wyldside Whizzard, and lower bracket finalist Josh Wilson, at the helm of his murderous Near-Earth Hub, must now face off once again, for the title of 2016 U.S. National Champion. Can Eric grab that shiny trophy with a single runner win, or will Josh be able to bring us to a second game?
Going the distance from losers’ bracket, Nadim and his old-school yet post-most-wanted-list Kate face-off against Alex and his Kala Ghoda Near-Earth Hub. With the Store Championship title and a very useful first-round Regional bye on the line, victory comes down to a single game.
After five full rounds of Swiss and a top eight double-elimination, we are left with two title contenders: Ottawa’s illustrious Alex, and Montréal mainstay Nadim. Can Nadim’s hyper-fast-advance Near-Earth Hub go the distance, as he claws his way back from losers’ bracket? Or will the disruption of Noise prove to be too much for the horizontal servers of our favourite lunar broadcast center?